Abortion rights backers send Collins 3,000 coat hangers over Kavanaugh vote

11 September, 2018, 10:46 | Author: Angel Logan
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But perhaps the biggest challenge to his bid for confirmation as an associate justice of the US Supreme Court may lie in his views on the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion nationally.

Leahy then reiterated the need to have more of Kavanaugh's White House records available before a vote confirming the nominee and asked the nominee if additional emails from the Republican operative would be found in unreleased documents.

Ads are being run in ME to put pressure on her to vote against Kavanaugh.

Liberals who oppose Mr Kavanaugh's nomination have raised $900,000 (£690,000) for Senator Collins' opponent's campaign in the 2020 election, in a bid to pressurise her to vote against the nomination.

"Senator, in my workplace I hire people due to their talents and abilities", Kavanaugh, who sits on the federal Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, told Booker. Republicans hold the Senate 51-49 and can secure Kavanaugh's appointment with a simple majority or the tie-breaking vote of Vice-President Mike Pence. Kavanaugh still confirmed. Further, three senators facing tough re-elections who voted for Neil Gorsuch may vote to confirm Kavanaugh as well.

"Some of my friends have seen them being paid", said Sheets. The hangers, which have been arriving at Collins' office since July, symbolize the risky techniques used in back-alley abortions that take place where abortions are not legal.

No, Kavanaugh should be removed because he was repeatedly asked under oath as part of his 2004 and 2006 confirmation hearings for his position on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit about whether he had received such information from Miranda, and each time he falsely denied it.

As for Judge Kavanaugh, he spent his last day in the hot seat answering numerous same questions as the day before and re-affirming to senators that he will be a fair justice on the Supreme Court.

Democratic Senator Cory Booker focused on an email he said described Kavanaugh's views as a Bush White House aide on the use of "racial profiling" in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States by the al Qaeda Islamist militant group. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).

Former President Richard Nixon's White House counsel John Dean, who testified at Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, said Nixon tried without success to fire the special prosecutor during Watergate.

Numerous women's groups are opposing Kavanaugh's nomination, fearing he would vote with other conservative justices to restrict or eliminate abortion rights.

If Collins votes yes, then he is likely confirmed. "The email does not contradict Judge Kavanaugh's statements that he believes Roe to be settled law and that he agrees it is important precedent".

"I respect the fact that one of my jobs is to determine whether or not the candidate is qualified for the court", she said, "has the requisite experience, and has the judicial temperament, as well as respect for precedence". Still, she's sent signals that Kavanaugh cleared a hurdle by telling her that Roe v. Wade establishing abortion rights is settled law.

"That ought to be a concern for everybody watching - Republican, Democrat, independent - because whether it's this administration or a future one, I think all of us have an interest in the rule of law and in a president who's not above the law", Coons said.

Collins insists she's still deciding.



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